Sunday, October 26, 2014

A Jaunt to Jacksonport

Today we headed South East to the town of Jacksonport - population 212. It is about 40 minutes from where we live and is also home of  MY Jacksonport State Park.  In the 1800's  Jacksonport was a very busy paddle boat destination as it is where the Black and White rivers meet. Jacksonport was also one of the main mustering points for the Confederate army in Arkansas. Throughout the war both armies fought for possession of this strategic port. At the end of the war, General Jeff Thompson, "Swamp Fox of the Confederacy," surrendered over 5,000 troops at Jacksonport.

Now one of the things we found odd about the old court house (which is now a museum) is that it is identical on all 4 sides - everything is the same, same windows, same doors and same steps. (There is an annex on one side now that they added on to allow wheelchair access) but apart from that - identical - even the second floor with the doors and balcony!

After having a wander along the river at Jacksonport we headed back to the bigger nearby town of Newport and Mom did something she hardly EVER does. She went and got some takeout from Long John Silvers so we could have a picnic next to the river. Now Mom doesn't normally eat fish - but for some reason she likes the mild taste of LJS fish and the fact is doesn't have bones. We then went back to a little park we saw on the White River and sat on this dock to have our picnic. It looks so peaceful but in reality the main road was quite near by and the traffic noise kind of took away from the tranquility of it.

MMMMmmmmm Mom even shared some fish with ME - although why she removed all the batter I don't know - she won't even eat that herself! Dweeb of coarse being the Dweeb won't eat when are out and about so he missed out - SCORE ..... all the more for me! We did have a little walk around the park but we couldn't really see much of the river because as usual the river's edge was people's back yards and Mom said they would grumpy at us if we walked there. We did find this one pretty spot to take a picture so that made Mom happy.


  1. Unusual court house and lucky you with the fish. Have a serene and easy Sunday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. Crikey ..... pretty funny about that old court house being the same on all sides. Spose if you were drunk it would be easier to find your way in or something. You are sure getting around a lot these days, aye?? Did Denny manage to keep up today. No logs got in his way??

  3. You guys have some amazing places to go visit, I is very jealous.
    That museum building looks really interesting, did you get a chance to peek inside ? Sometimes those sorts of places have fantastic ceiling decorations
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  4. Wow, you guys are finding lots of great places. Just beautiful!!

  5. I know another paws who is only allowed the fish, ha, ha, no batter either. Looks like you had a whale of a time guys. Best of all they let you in you fluffy looking bundles of cuddles. :-) x

  6. Love that old building! Glad your mom was in a sharing mood! We don't know about fish. Man is allergic and Lady doesn't like it.

  7. I love the old courthouse. You dont' see architecture like that up here in the north. Reminds me of courthouses I saw in Louisiana.

    LJS! Yum! YUm! Yum!

  8. How absolutely beautiful my friends. I love these field trip pictures! XOXO - Bacon

  9. Very strange about the identical sides of that courthouse - maybe they were trying to save on blueprint plans:)

    Fish 0 yummers - c'mon, Denny - you can do it!!!

    Happy Sunday.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  10. That is pretty interesting about the courthouse having the same facade on all 4 sides. There must be a story there. Nice you got some fish Mr. R! The Dweeb is so silly. But then Katie is sort of like that, she won't take treats from anyone but me!

  11. First of all, your mum should have got chips with that fish! Glad she shared. Ya know, we could go a portion right now. We love fish.

    What curious little places you have around you. We thought we had small towns, but yours are way smaller.

  12. Our mom wants to know why there are so few peeps that live in all of these towns! She thinks it's absolutely so quaint! That fish sure does look yummy!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  13. More water! Looks nice and I'm glad your mom shared some of her food with you.

  14. I have never heard of a building the same on all four sides! Fascinating!
    Now, abouts that fishes...yummers!! Denny doesn't know what he's missin' out on, huh?!
    Ruby ♥

  15. Again - a picture postcard spot to show us. That fish looks good too. Mum takes my batter off my bits too.
    She loves it when the batter is thin and crisp and not oily .... sometimes she is lucky.

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie xxx

  16. Another pawsome outing guys! Mom would never share her fish with me. Love Dolly

  17. What a nice outing!! We just love that you got to have a picnic!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo


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